The city and county continue to develop in and around Onondaga Creek. Here is a vision of what the creek looked like in 2003, and here is information on the Creek walk, which was officially opened yesterday. The current section of the creek is open from Armory Square to the Lakefront.
Archive for October, 2011
“The tendency to think that a city can build itself out of decline is an example of the edifice error, decease the tendency to think that abundant new buildings leads to urban success. Successful cities typically do build, because economic vitality makes people willing to pay for space and builders are happy to accomodate. But building is the result, not the cause of success…” -Edward Glaeser
Designer, architect, artist and urbanist Walter Hood described some of nationwide design projects and the agrarian roots in modern day urbanism yesterday at SU’s School of Architecture.
Below is an excerpt form his talk, which focuses on the “Find the Rivers” project Hood did in Pittsburgh, PA. The “Rivers” geographic location is the setting for many of the plays by August Wilson called the Hill District.
Hood, who is based in Oakland CA, was in town for the 2011 Werner Seligman lecture.
“What is a city but the people?” William Shakespeare
For nearly a week 50-100 people occupy and some spend the night at Perseverance Park on South Salina Street to protest corporate greed and income inequality.
The Syracuse movement began Saturday as a show of solidarity to the Occupy Wall Street Movement in NYC, which began last month.
Shara Jean, a student at OCC who has visited the site since Monday, said, “I am passionate about change. I have children and I want them to have a future.”
Similar protests are also happening in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Albany.
Multiple Grammy-award winners Take 6 came to the area last week and performed two concerts, one at Hamilton College and another at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt.
The Holy Cross performance was sponsored by Lemoyne College.
Take 6 wowed the crowd with their vocal antics and stage show. Their set included songs from earlier albums as well as songs they did for films. The group also delighted fans by singing a medley of familiar pop music favorites Earth Wind& Fire, the Doobie Brothers and Michael Jackson.
During a break, Claude McKnight III and Alvin Chea encouraged everyone take out their phones and hit up Take 6 on Twitter and Facebook, which met the approval of both the young and old.
Local groups Gospel Music Workshop of America (Syracuse Chapter) and Fermata Nowhere served as a great appetizer.
LaRae Martin-Coore belted out a soulful solo for the GM Workshop and turned the crowd into a hallelujah chorus.
Fermata Nowhere, Lemonyne College’s a capella group, also didn’t disappoint, especially Albany junior Devon Barrett’s staccato human beatbox.